If the NC committee votes more than one team from one of the power conferences, it will already be a failure. That would mean someone did not win their conference championship.
Not sure about the Terps great defense. They were last in the B1G in rush defense and surrendered almost 700 yards to WVU. This was a mediocre 'D' that was thin at the defensive line and lb due to injuries. Not downplaying the Bucks win, but they have yet to play a 'D' the calibre of Tech in week 2. My question is how does JT react when things are not clicking. Not sure JT can strap the team on his back and carry them to victory in a slugfest. The receivers are performing better than last year. The verdict is still out. Just play and win.
The point is being missed. This is not Maryland's biggest game. They have played teams that are as talented as the Bucks which I tried to illustrate and the success or lack of against those same teams. The article does read Maryland's biggest game. The answer is probably 'No'. By the way Taj Boyd and Sammy Watkins set Orange Bowl records. The Bucks were outgained by 175 yards. Do not settle for mediocrity, because that team should have crushed Clemson with that talent.
I hear you. I love the Buckeyes and remember Rex Kern and the Super Soph's of 1968. I love the Terps also as spending most of my adult life in the DC area.
You were'nt nervous for the Tech game either. But Bud Foster's 'D' kicked Urban Meyer's ass. All we heard was how they did not prepare for the Bear 46 'D'. Guess what apparently East Carolina and Georgia Tech were ready for Bud Foster because Tech lost both those games.
Taj Boyd and Sammy Watkins ate that defense alive. You saw the game and the stats that those 2 had. The offense of Ohio St was adequate, but not enough. If you really thought it was a close game, the final score did not indicate how not close this game was. The Buckeyes are 0-3 against Florida St. The last meeting was 1997 Orange Bowl with a drubbing 31-14 by the Seminoles. Joe Germaine was running for his life. The next year Cooper had basically the same team and some even say it was the best team talent wise the Buckeyes ever had, but lost to Nick Saban's Michigan St Spartans with Plaxaco Burress single handedly defeating the Buckeyes.
Big game, yes. Biggest game, maybe. This team played the likes of Florida St and Clemson every year. Both teams have handled the Buckeyes with little problem when they played. This team handled Bud Foster's 'D' last year and beat Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
Another frustrating win. Offense looks extremely good, but we cannot keep winning by scoring 50 and giving up 49. D has the same problems it has had the past 2 years and now a third. Not sure what a coaching change would do, but I think eventually Fickel will have to be let go. Cincy is above average team, but against a good team that plays 'D'( you know who that is) this probably would have been a loss.
I could not have said it any better. This post is one that all should read and take seriously. What you have said is the core problem with the B1G. Mediocre coaching at many of the schools.
You are absolutely correct. Michigan is abysmal. Brady Choke will be gone after the season if he makes that far. Next coach will be Les Miles. LSU will have a disappointing season also. The opportunity to leave without too much fuss will occur.
The B1G is suffering from bad coaching. Ever since Lloyd Carr , Bret Bielema(It pains me to say this), Ron Zook, Glenn Mason, Jim Tressel and yes Joe Pa (even though he was fading), the coaching in the B1G really blows. The other conferences do not have better talent. They just develop it better. The following schools need to fire their coaches:Ferentz(Iowa), Hazell(Purdue), Boeckman(Illinois), Kill(Minnesota), Hoke(Michigan) and Edsall(Maryland). Clean house and hire some respectable coaches. Even Urban Meyer has not impressed me. The verdict is still out on he and his staff.
Very True. The abysmal showing against power 5 conferences 1-10 is a testimony to the peewee football coaches in the league. The B1G will be left out of the big dance.
You are absolutely correct. East Carolina defeated Tech at Virginia Tech after they were tied. East Carolina scored in less than a minute to win against the same defense. It's great that the 'Bucks" won big today, but really how pathetic is this offense or coaching staff. I do not believe East Carolina has better talent than the Buckeyes.
Season suspension and checking into rehab for the year. Re-apply next year and beg for forgiveness. Otherwise, his football playing days may be coming to an end.
Let's go beyond good and say 'WE NEED SOME PLAYMAKERS' BIG TIME!
It's a sad day when I have to worry about a team like Kent St. The Bearcats bring another big time coach in with Tommy Tuberville. Then a bye and on the road against Maryland. Not exactly easy schedule based on our performance.
Our best receivers are the TE's. They had to stay in and block as well as the backs due to the poor performance of the line. It's tough when you have no run game. We seem to run the ball east-west and try use the speed these small backs have. The only problem is VT has great speed and they were a nonfactor. No Rod Smith, Brionte Dunn or other power back really played in the game. Therefore, no north=south running to wear the D-line of VT to keep the defense honest. That is basic football. Sad but true. Meyers coaching has failed miserably on the big stage.
Herman came from Iowa St. When have they ever been relevant in college football. The only quarterback to come out of Iowa St of late has been Seneca Wallace and I am sure he was not there or at least not the offensive coordinator.
ESPN is the SEC's lacky. They sponsor the SEC Network and would like nothing more than to see the BTN fail. I have watched the SEC Network and it is really lame.
Valid point. Our only good receivers are the TE's and they had to pass block. I think the better option was using a back to block. Oh that's right, they are 160 pounds soaking wet, but they can sure run fast when they don't have the ball.
The defensw did not lose this game. The LB play is atrocious and the TE's made every big third down catch. Meyer will live or die with Grant and Perry. The way it looks they are going to die. The offense has no playmakers and the QB cannot complete a pass. Don't know why we are trying to throw the ball 40-50 yards when Barrett can barely throw that far. This offense BLOWS BIG TIME. This year it's their turn to suck.
I am starting to wish we had other coaches. I thought John Cooper retired.
Either these recruits are not 4-5 stars or the coaching staff including Meyer are a bunch of no stars. I am betting the coaching staff blows. The B1G is full of no star coaches. It's not the talent. The B1G should change their moniker to B0G. It BLOWS BIG TIME! I am assuming with more games like this, Alabama, Fla. St and Auburn will not have to recruit. The Buckeyes will drop from any big time recruits list.
We all have to remember that this years team was going to be next years team. Next year is now and as one said the offense needs to go from crawling to running. I am not sure why all the anal lyst are dogging Navy. This team returned 8 starters on offense including the QB, both RB's and the offensive line. The 'D' returned 7 starters. Navy has always been an overachiever and well disciplined. Remember Pryor and company struggled with Navy at home in 2009 and brought home a win against Oregon in the Rose Bowl that season. Asking me to be patient is like asking a smoker to quit cold turkey. Let us go through the progression and see where we are in October.